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Council Of Fire – Snippet 02

Council Of Fire – Snippet 02 Part I: Transit March, 1759 Dr. Halley observed . . . how much greater irregularities must not a comet be liable to, which at its remotest distance gets near four times farther from the … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 01

Council Of Fire – Snippet 01 Council Of Fire THE ARCANE AMERICA SERIES ERIC FLINT AND WALTER HUNT Dedications Walter: I would like to dedicate this book to my wife Lisa, who has helped me see with new eyes. * … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 45

This book is available now so this is the last snippet. Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 45 Wouldst thou not see death undone? Eternal life for all mankind? Thou art proud God’s appointed redemption. Proud to believe thyself to be a … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 26

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 26 Chapter 18 April, 1635 The land breeze had begun in the afternoon, with a rainy, thunderous squall, and then continued as a moderate breeze. With this filling their sails, the Rode Draak and … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 44

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 44 Uris was dead, in part due to Maltres’s miscalculations and mistakes. Four wardens met Maltres’s two servants and the six of them held the net ready. A seventh man stood by with a blanket that … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 25

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 25 ***** Eric Garlow pushed back his chair slightly. “So, Maarten, please repeat for my colleagues what you have learned about current events.” Maarten Gerritzoon Vries, Peter Minuit, Captain Lyell and the four up-timers … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 43

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 43 Sarah looked one last time at a copy of the message she had laboriously written, mostly rejecting but in a few cases accommodating suggestions from Maltres and Zadok. ~ A CALL TO ALL LOVERS OF … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 24

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 24 Chapter 17 March 1635 Batavia (modern Jakarta, Island of Java, Indonesia) The Rode Draak and the Groen Feniks entered the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java, which was one of the main connections … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 23

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 23 Beijing, China Beijing, the Northern Capital, was really four cities in one. At the center was the Forbidden City, a north-south rectangle, where the imperial family and the eunuchs who served them lived. … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 42

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 42 A hard, rapid knock came at a door. What door was that? Nathaniel thought it was in the inn. “Wie schreeuwt daar?” yelled a voice on the other side of that door. “Is alles goed?” … Continue reading

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